Team GB’s Olympic champion athletes are getting a double dose of gold as Nissan has started giving them the special Leaf’s promised to the brand ambassadors on their return.
The gold-wrapped Nissan Leaf models have been presented to record breaking gymnast Max Whitlock and rower George Nash this week, with Paralympians Richard Whitehead MBE and swimmer Matt Wylie set to receive theirs on their return from Rio.
Max Whitlock sasid: “Rio was such a brilliant time for me – I’d put so much hard work in over the past four years to make sure I was ready, so for it all to come off and to come away with two gold medals and a bronze medal was incredible.
“Nissan’s support throughout the past four years has been invaluable, so for them to make a gesture like this is fantastic. I’m looking forward to taking the rest of the year off and then hitting training hard in 2017 to work towards defending my gold medals at Tokyo 2020.”
George Nash, who won gold in the Men’s Four, said: “As if my gold medal isn’t enough of a memento on my mantelpiece, my new golden Leaf will give me a daily reminder of the success of Rio 2016. I’m incredibly thankful to Nissan for all of their support in my preparations for the Games.”
Chris Marsh, Nissan Motor GB Marketing Director, added: “Giving our gold medal-winning Nissan athlete ambassadors a gold Nissan Leaf is our way of celebrating their incredible successes.
“We are delighted that Max and George, along with the whole of Team GB, had such brilliant successes in Rio and it has been an honour to support them in their respective journeys. We now turn our attention to celebrating the incredible success of ParalympicsGB athletes. We were delighted to see Richard Whitehead MBE and Matt Wylie win gold and look forward to presenting them with their golden Leafs on their return.”